Why Join?

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Membership Matters

AAUW has been transforming women’s lives for more than a century. And now that we’ve won the fight to give women equal access to education, we’re taking on one of the most defining issues of our time: gender equity. But we can’t do it alone.

Your AAUW membership will help close the gender pay gap by 2030, ensure schools and workplaces are free of discrimination and harassment, and create more opportunities for women to lead. It will also connect you to a powerful network of more than 170,000 women and men across the country who are as passionate as you are about building a fairer future — with a few other perks to boot. As a member, you will:

Make a Difference

By becoming a member, you’re not only joining a community committed to our cause. You’re also directly funding our work to:

  • Train millions of women to negotiate for higher salaries and benefits.
  • Support state and local fair-pay legislation to ban the use of salary history in hiring, a practice that puts women at a financial disadvantage.
  • Develop more women leaders through workshops and conferences.
  • Fund the research that is informing national conversations on the gender pay gap, women’s student-debt burden, and other key equity issues.

Get Discounts and Services

AAUW members get great discounts and special services on insurance, hotels and travel, office supplies, email services and more, including:

Other Services

Hotel Engine
Office Depot
LTC Global
TNT/Fun Jet
Constant Contact
Nationwide Pet Insurance
Cruises Online
Free Rx Savings Card
Identity Theft Protection
Dollar and Thrifty

Receive Newsletters and Alerts

Stay informed and active through a host of digital resources and newsletters, including:

Mission & Action: Monthly updates on AAUW’s work, including gender equity research, legislation, news, events and easy opportunities to take action.

Action Alerts: Periodic emails to alert you to breaking news and urgent opportunities to act on policies or legislation that affects women.

Membership Matters: A monthly resource for branch and state AAUW leaders on how to recruit and retain members, advance our mission and stay engaged with communities.

Shape the Future

As a member, each year you can weigh in on who will lead AAUW on its board of directors and decide which public policy issues should be our highest priority.

You can also become an AAUW leader by participating in one of the committees and task forces that move our agenda forward. Not to mention the many opportunities to play pivotal roles at the state or branch level, or as a student or emerging professional.

Join a Community

AAUW offers lots of opportunities to get involved with a local community of activists. By joining at the branchAAUW Greensboro members with advocate signs level, you can serve in leadership roles, sponsor community action projects, and lobby on priority issues like pay equity and Title IX reform.

Find a Branch Near You

Please direct membership inquiries to connect@aauw.org.